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How Do I Donate?

Thanksgiving Week 2019

We will be closed Thursday & Friday

Drop off at our Clay Street Store 

Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm

ReStore's current location is in the back of the building at Clay and Center Streets

Donations can be carried in our main entrance or unloaded at the Loading Dock

For large items (over 3' x 3') or truck loads, photo approval is recommended.

Please email photos to:    DonationsCollinsvilleReStore@gmail.com

Free Pick Up 

Have large items that don't fit in your vehicle?

We pick up appliances, cabinet sets & furniture. Pick up days are Tuesday - Saturday. Items need to be in a garage, covered porch, or ground floor.

To request a pick up, please email photos to:              DonationsCollinsvilleReStore@gmail.com 

  or call (618) 223-1711

Donations Accepted:

Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 3pm
Location: 101 E. Clay St. (Rear)
Collinsville, Illinois  62234
 - at the intersection of Clay & Center 
- entrance on Center St. 
- use loading dock for large items
Phone618-223-1711

What Can I Donate?

New or Gently Used Items

In Clean, Usable Condition, and Complete Working Order

Free of dirt, mold, mildew, or water damage

Appliances

  • 20 years old or less **100% working, all parts, clean***

  • Refrigerators, freezers, stoves, vent hoods, washers, dryers, microwaves, garbage disposals, cooktops.

  • Dishwashers - 2014 or newer only.   

  • No used dishwashers older than 2014, wall ovens by exception only.

Building Materials (residential only)

  • 4 ft Minimum, free of nails/screws: Drywall, Lumber, Trim, Plywood, Baseboard.

  • Electrical: conduit, wire, hardware, outlets, switches, etc.

  • New Only/Packaged: Tile, Shingles, Siding, Insulation, Ceiling Tiles.

  • Bricks/pavers no mortar.    

  • No Loose: tile, shingles, siding, insulation, or ceiling tiles.    

  • No Used: deck wood, particle board shelving, or siding.

  • No open or used bags/tubs mortar/grout, plaster, pesticides or hazardous materials.

  • No furnaces, hot water heaters, fireplaces.

  • No commercial building materials (call for exception if usable in residential or DIY projects).

Cabinets and Countertops

  • Kitchen, Bath & Other Cabinets: doors/drawers/hinges attached.

  • Laminate & Corian countertops- up to 6 feet, over 6 feet by exception.

  • No water damage cabinets, if sink base damaged, please try to salvage cabinet front.

  • No marble/granite counters over 3ft.

 

Doors & Windows (residential only)

  • Doors: Interior (wood, metal, bi-fold, glass), Exterior (metal or glass).

  • Prefer without frames or door hardware (remove & bag).

  • Windows: (complete- all sashes & frame).

  • Vintage wood doors and windows by exception.        

  • No damage, warping, dirt, mold/mildew, water damage, hooks.

  • No commercial doors.

  • No used shower doors.

  • No single pane or metal windows, wood screens.

  • No unframed glass.

Flooring

  • New/In Box Only: laminate, vinyl flooring, ceramic tile.

  • Hardwood – new or used (no water damage, flooring nails, screws removed).

  • New carpet only, rolled, max 12 feet.

  • Area rugs - free of stains, tears, pet free home.       

  • No used carpet, laminate or tile. No loose tile.

 

Furniture (new or gently used)

  • Tables & chairs, beds, dressers, wardrobes, china cabinets, small desks (5ft max), bookshelves, file cabinets, office chairs.

  • By Exception: Entertainment Centers & Armoires (solid wood, photos need to be emailed for approval).      

  • No mold, mildew, or structural damage.

  • No mattresses & box springs, sofas, recliners, sofa beds, office desks, particle board entertainment centers, pianos, exercise equipment, medical supplies, pool tables.

 

Hardware/Tools

  • Must be in good working condition.

  • Nails, screws, nuts, bolts, boxes of fasteners (sorted by type/style), locks, hinges, pulls/knobs/handles.

  • No rusty tools/hardware, no broken handles.

 

Housewares

  • Clean, gently used: dishes and kitchenware, pictures, home décor, blinds/shades (cordless/kid safe only), shutters, framed mirrors.

  • Cleaning products- unopened, not expired.  

  • No unframed mirror or glass, expired or unmarked chemicals.

  • No TV’s/computers, clothing, shoes or bedding/linens – Try Savers, Goodwill or Salvation Army

 

Lighting

  • **100% working condition**

  • Flush mount, chandeliers, sconces, lamps, ceiling fans (complete, prefer with blades removed).       

  • No used: CFL light bulbs, or fluorescent tubes. CFL’s can be recycled at Home Depot or Lowes. Batteries Plus recycles fluorescent tubes for a fee.

Paint (and stain, plaster, etc.)

  • 10yrs old or less, water based only.

  • Full /unused containers only.

  • Brushes, rollers, paint trays, working spray paint.    

  • No oil-based paint/stains, or any product marked combustible.

  • No used spray paint, partial or used cans of paint, plaster, etc.

 

Plumbing and Bath

  • Sinks (faucets removed), tubs, medicine cabinets, new shower surrounds, vanities w/ top & cabinet, white/off-white toilets (complete free of water).

  • Pipes and plumbing fixtures - pvc & copper.

  • Double vanities by exception, photo approval.         

  • No used cultured marble: tubs or sinks w/o vanity cabinet.

  • No cast iron sinks or tubs (unless clawfoot).

  • No shower doors or unframed mirrors.

  • No broken/incomplete/custom color toilets.

 

Please note that these guidelines are subject to change periodically and are meant to serve as a general guide for donations. Legal restrictions and limited storage capacity prevent the acceptance of some items. August 2019

For items that we cannot accept, check recycling resources on Madison County’s website: https://www.co.madison.il.us/departments/planning_and_development/recycling_101.php